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  • Laura Azbill Personal Training
    These days, Laura Azbill is constantly researching and thinking of new, exciting ways to live a healthy lifestyle, and how to share that information with her clients. But she wasn't always this on top of health and exercise habits. For many years, she relied on a great metabolism, staying pretty oblivious to what she was eating and doing, until she slowly began gaining weight. She even continued to gain weight while she was training for a marathon and working with a personal trainer. So she decided to make a change, and focus more on her dietary habits along with exercise. Now, Laura Azbill shares the knowledge she gained while studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, helping her clients create practical lifestyle and nutrition plans. Her personalized plans consider each person's unique body type, lifestyle, and goals. Ultimately, for Laura, it's not just about a healthy weight?it's about creating a healthy body, mind, and soul.
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    131 N Ludlow St.
    Dayton, OH US
  • Sinclair Community College
    Shrouded in the winter?s frigid cold and the Northern Lights? ethereal beauty, the residents of the titular small town in Almost, Maine fall in and out of love during nine loosely linked vignettes performed by Sinclair?s ensemble cast. Written by John Cariani, the play thawed Off Broadway hearts six years ago in a debut that drew the New York Sun to herald it as a tale of ?love in the time of frostbite.? Each of the short pieces chronicles two characters who lament love lost or revel in budding romance and long johns magically overflowing with $5 bills. In one scene, a young woman carries her broken heart in a balled-up paper bag she clutches to her chest. In another, a married couple lobs verbal jabs and emotional roundhouses at each other while looking for a missing shoe. Many of the mini plays skewer reality with a fantastical lance, the enchanted devices often directing the characters' precarious ventures of the heart. The mysticism of Almost, Maine is further reflected by the colorful history of Blair Hall Theatre, rife with supernatural stories, ghost sightings, and actors with sparkling smiles that cast no reflections.
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    444 W 3rd St
    Dayton, OH US
  • Victoria Theatre Association
    The history at Victoria Theatre stretches back to 1866, when the "Magnificent Edifice" was first built at First and Main Streets. Its halls have hosted entertainment luminaries of many eras, including Harry Houdini, Mark Twain, and Socrates during his I Know That I Know Nothing comeback tour. In 1975, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places, a list where the Italianate structure still resides well into the 21st century. Today, the Victoria Theatre hosts performances by many of Dayton's arts organizations—including the Dayton Ballet—as part of a full slate of compelling entertainment choices. The Victoria Theatre Association's ongoing programs include the Premier Health Broadway Series, PNC Family Series, and Cool Films, as well as concerts, variety shows, and comedy sets.
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    1 W 2nd St.
    Dayton, OH US
  • iNNOVATiON ARTS & ENTERTAiNMENT 2012
    The King of Rock and Roll never relinquishes his throne as four of the country?s top Elvis impersonators team together for Elvis Lives, a multimedia musical tribute to one of music?s premier icons. Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, which holds the copyright on blue suede shoes, Elvis Lives stars a quartet of bona fide dead ringers, all of whom are winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and pay homage to four memorable eras of the pompadour-sporting legend?s career. Fans can swoon and shout as they catch a glimpse of tadpole Elvis and his centrifugal pelvis, movie-era Elvis, leather-jacket ?comeback? Elvis, and shimmering, sequined-jumpsuit ?Vegas? Elvis. The lavishly-produced show quantum leaps across a memorable career with classic songs sung spot-on, delighting fans and warming the heart of the real Elvis as he watches from the rafters.
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    1 W Second St.
    Dayton, OH US
  • Dayton Ballet
    Since its 1937 inception, the Dayton Ballet has flowered into one of the country?s most esteemed dance companies, creating new productions and performing classic numbers with professional zeal. Take a seat in the high-tech Mead Theatre and sugarcoat your eyes with sweet scenes of mice, fairies, cannons, and anthropomorphized peanut crushers from The Nutcracker. The popular holiday pirouette fest will star more than 100 local kids and a skillful cast of spinning storytellers to communicate the charming Christmastime chronicle.
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    1 W 2nd St.
    Dayton, Ohio US
  • Young Empire
    The do-gooders at Young Empire want to make a difference in the community by helping local kids and young adults achieve their dreams. To keep its mission going, the group hosts several lively events throughout the year that raise funds for its programs while bringing people together, including Halloween festivals and block parties.
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    Courthouse Square
    Dayton, OH US

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